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NASCAR starting lineup at Michigan: Brad Keselowski claims pole, eyes win at home-state track

Sporting News — (Arthur Weinstein)

Brad Keselowski saved the best for last Friday — literally.

Keselowski, who was the final driver to go out in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway, turned the fastest lap of the afternoon to claim the pole for Sunday's Consumers Energy 400.

He posted a speed of 190.471 mph.

It's Keselowski's second pole of the season and 16th of his career.

The Team Penske driver, who hails from Rochester Hills, Michigan, about 100 miles away, is still seeking his first career win at his home-state track. He has six top-five finishes in 20 career races at the speedway.

"We were really fast in practice … we picked up just enough to get our second pole here," Keselowski told NBCSN. "Hopefully we can convert it into a win."

Kevin Harvick will start alongside Keselowski on the front row, with William Byron, Alex Bowman and Clint Bowyer rounding out the top five.

The Consumers Energy 400 begins Sunday at 3 p.m. ET and will broadcast live on NBCSN.

Consumers Energy 400 starting lineup

Starting    Driver  Car  
No. 1Brad Keselowski2
No. 2Kevin Harvick4
No. 3William Byron24
No. 4Alex Bowman88
No. 5Clint Bowyer14
No. 6Chase Elliott9
No. 7Austin Dillon3
No. 8Ryan Blaney12
No. 9Joey Logano22
No. 10Paul Menard21
No. 11Daniel Hemric8
No. 12Jimmie Johnson48
No. 13Daniel Suarez41
No. 14Aric Almirola10
No. 15Kurt Busch1
No. 16 Denny Hamlin11
No. 17Martin Truex Jr.19
No. 18Erik Jones20
No. 19 Kyle Larson42
No. 20Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  17
No. 21Matt Tifft36
No. 22Ryan Newman6
No. 23Ty Dillon13
No. 24Kyle Busch18
No. 25Michael McDowell34
No. 26 David Ragan38
No. 27Chris Buescher37
No. 28 Bubba Wallace43
No. 29 Matt DiBenedetto95
No. 30Landon Cassill00
No. 31Ryan Preece47
No. 32Ross Chastain15
No. 33 Corey LaJoie32
No. 34Quin Houff27
No. 35Austin Theriault52
No. 36Cody Ware51
No. 37Reed Sorenson77
No. 38Spencer Boyd53

What time does the Consumers Energy 400 start?

The Consumers Energy 400 will take place Sunday, August 11. Live coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET.

What channel is the GoBowling at The Glen on?

The Consumers Energy 400 will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN. The race also can be live-streamed on the NBC Sports App or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.